Oyster Creek Nuke Plant Back Online
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) – The nation’s oldest operating nuclear plant is back online following a month-long outage for refueling and maintenance.
The Oyster Creek nuclear plant in Lacey Township returned to service at 7:18 a.m. Thursday.
Workers replaced both of the plant’s main power transformers, refueled the reactor and did maintenance that can only be performed while the unit is offline.
The transformer replacement cost $33 million.
Another $13.3 million is being spent on underground piping work to deal with a tritium leak on plant grounds.
Oyster Creek produces 636 megawatts of electricity an hour, enough to power 600,000 homes.
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